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    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Cars Owned:
    TR6 1974 CR PI, Mimosa.
    Audi RS3

    Gone, but not forgotten:
    Peugeot 106 rallye clubsport/Golf R32

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  1. It's such a Marmite thing, right? When I was looking for a TR6 I wanted BRG as I've had red cars and they don't do well long tern w the UV downunder. But I ended up w a Mimosa yellow one and... I hate yellow cars, but for some reason I've grown to like this yellow...???? And I mean, really like it- I couldn't imagine having any other colour on a TR6 now. I do personally think the blues suit the TR6 and the 70s colours as well (including the browns!) but the issue will be that: if you're looking at resale, most people come in looking for a TR6 new are thinking red or BRG. I reckon;
  2. I just fitted a modern flasher unit. Much easier to hear than the original
  3. Thanks Stuart, I'll take a look
  4. Had an underwhelming experience with the bonnet hook assembly which I replaced a couple of years back but the metal is soft and started bending quite quickly... (hook, not spring). Anyone know if any of the suppliers have better quality kit than the others? I think mine was a Rimmers or Moss unit but wondering if I'd be better served going to SC parts, Revington etc. Or are they all the same...?
  5. Thanks Tim - I agree this fits better in the Pub, an uncomfortable mix of science/quasi-science and politics. Plus much of it is very UK centric for what is a somewhat international forum.
  6. It's better than "beer garden" which needs a bit more brown in it to be proper bile... "Exorcist" is really an unforgivable pea soup colour. Even for the 70s...
  7. So many choices... I'm taking it that originality isn't the absolute prime directive or you wouldn't change to suit Mrs PodOne. If you ever need a crowdsourced vote (there's an idea-what does the register think is the best iteration?), I'd vote: black windscreen surround (IDK why-it just looks right), black sills (it's trad and I wish my PO had done it properly), absolutely and utterly a black Kamm tail rear and remembering to matt black behind the grille. And Mimosa Yellow bc despite my initial reservations it's really grown on me
  8. 6'2", 14" dished leather. No problems
  9. Familiar story. I’m still tracking all my fuelling gremlins down. Best bang for buck for me was making sure that the throttle butterflies are balanced and opening a)fully and b) symmetrically -the CR throttle control can get loose so 5/6 don’t ever open properly and run rich. There are replacement kits available.
  10. I have zero issue with this. It's cheap and has minimal risk and there are several areas of health in which it shows promise. I'd even consider it if CV19 was uncontrolled in my area but not at the exclusion of other, well proven (and cheaper) preventative measures such as handwashing/social distancing. BUT: the inference that "big pharma" and the medical community is willfully ignoring an effective therapy in order to line their pockets in a worldwide crisis such as this is an absolute conspiracy theory, not to mention insulting to those who work in the hospitals and healthcare.
  11. Wow Peter, that is some pretty industrial grade consipracy theorising going on, and maybe I do know a little more than you think. Do you really think that the "profession" would really subject so many people to extreme risk of mortality purely in the quest of better profit margins? A profession with ethics at its core (admittedly one where it gets it wrong at times) and a NHS currently drowning and run by managers trying to minimise cost to the taxpayers? One where the staff each day are putting themselves in harms way treating the profoundly unwell, who are dying in front of them d
  12. Please everybody: The Spanish study only shows association, not causation. There are very real differences and very real reasons why people should not oversell this yet (think bleach and hydroxychloroquine). It may well be real but it in no way meets sufficient scientific rigour to be considered an appropriate treatment modality. Please trust me that if something so simple, cheap and safe was the solution it would be rolled out as soon as possible. Note that dexamethasone (old and cheap) was the 1st mass adopted treatment over the expensive or Trumpistan supported solutions out there.
  13. Thank you. Of course it pains me to admit that Aussie wine is "adequate" but I must admit it's vaguely tolerable! Will also admit that China currently have not expanded their manufacturing skill set to include wine
  14. Because of me. I expect I'm biased because my wife is of Chinese ethnicity (but not PRC born) and I think my Kiwi multicultural background views these things differently... but I personally find the recurrent negative assessment of Chinese made products on this forum borders on racism. It's analagous to how people used to view Japan and Taiwan in the 80s/90s who are now desirable engineers and the criticism then was essentially unfounded racism and protectionism. If you want a modern car to last more than 10 years today you buy Japanese or Korean, not European. The particular comment o
  15. I might be suggesting nana learns to suck eggs... but you have tried heating w hot water etc?
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